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Governor seeks middle ground on private option

Aug 27, 2015 1:41pm

As he did in the first health-care speech of his administration in January, Gov. Asa Hutchinson last week stated a position on the private option that occupies a middle ground between maintaining...

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Rethink process for picking judges, governor says

Apr 16, 2015 3:22pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson said last week he believes it is time to rethink the way judges are named to the Arkansas Supreme Court and Court of Appeals.

“I have always been a consistent advocate...

State briefs

Apr 16, 2015 3:03pm

Worker’s illness spurs warning

The Arkansas Department of Health is warning of a possible Hepatitis A Virus (Hep A) exposure after a Subway employee in Morrilton tested positive for the...

House Speaker Jim Gillam, R-Judsonia, talks to reporters in his office last week after the session. (John Lyon/Arkansas News Bureau photo)

3 ballot proposals get OK as session goes into recess

Apr 09, 2015 2:49pm

The state House and Senate referred three proposed constitutional amendments to the voters April 2, the last day of regular business for the legislative session.

Upon completing their...

Gov. Asa Hutchinson discusses the so-called religious freedom bill during a news conference last week. (Arkansas News Bureau photo)

Fallout from controversial bill different for Hutchinson, Pence

Apr 09, 2015 2:49pm

The paths that led to “religious freedom” bills being signed into law in Arkansas and Indiana on Thursday were similar in many ways, but political observers say Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson may...

March revenues down from year ago

Apr 09, 2015 2:37pm

Arkansas revenues for March were down 5.5 percent compared to a year ago and 3.5 percent below forecast, the state’s fiscal office said Thursday.

Net available revenues last month totaled $...

Governor names computer science task force

Apr 09, 2015 2:37pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Friday appointed 15 people to the state Computer Science Task Force.

The task force will be responsible for researching and recommending computer science and...

Stamp to honor Angelou debuts April 7

Apr 02, 2015 3:31pm

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Postal Service, which will begin selling its Maya Angelou Forever Stamp on April 7, has planned a star-studded ceremony that day to honor the poet who spent much of her...

State Rep. Bob Ballinger, R-Hindsville (right), presents an amended version of HB 1228 to the House Judiciary Committee on Monday. (Dale Ellis photo)

Lawmakers OK bills on abortion, lottery scholarships

Apr 02, 2015 3:31pm

Arkansas lawmakers on Monday approved bills to impose new restrictions on abortion, require drug testing of some applicants for public benefits and make changes to lottery-funded college...

A radioactive Troxler gauge was reported stolen Monday in Pulaski County. (Photo provided by Arkansas Department of Health)

Possibly hazardous Troxler gauge stolen

Apr 02, 2015 3:26pm

A Troxler gauge containing radioactive material was reported stolen from a construction site near Interstate 40 West in northwest Pulaski County and could be a radiation hazard if damaged,...

State Rep. Nate Bell, R-Mena, presides over a House committee meeting Monday. (John Lyon photo)

House passes ‘Tom Cotton bill’

Mar 26, 2015 9:44pm

The Arkansas House on Monday gave final passage to a bill that would allow a candidate from Arkansas to run for the White House and Congress simultaneously, a bill that has been nicknamed “the Tom...

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